Cocktails for the Colorado Gala

Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 6PM
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

*Kickoff Party – Thursday, March 5, 2020

River Hero Honoree: Tim TimmermanSpecial Recognition: John LayEvent Chair: David L. Roche

We are SOLD OUT of tables! To be added to the wait list, please email Keri Kelley Pearson,

Underwriting Sponsorships still available!


Thank you to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Evening Program Sponsor

Colorado River Sponsors

Pedernales River Sponsors
David & Becky Roche | Tim & Debbie Collins | Friends of Tim  

Llano River Sponsors
Armbrust & Brown, PLLC | Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP | Colorado River Land Trust | Jim & Cindy DeCosmo | DuBois Bryant & Campbell | HNTB | HPI Real Estate Services & Investments | John & Meg Erskine | Freese and Nichols, Inc. | Horizon Bank | The Lay Family | Lesley & John Pitts | PMB Helin Donovan | Prominent Title | Prosperity Bank | rand* Construction | Rifeline

San Saba River Sponsors
Marty & Pam Akins | Steve & Joan Clark | Ronald Gertson | Anne & Russ Keene Marie & Barth Timmerman | Benny Boyd Auto Group | Blanton & Associates | Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc | Smith Turrieta Engineering | First National Bank of Bastrop

Concho River Sponsors
Southside Bank | Teeple Partners Inc

In-kind Sponsors
Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Twin Liquors | Elijah Craig

Thank you to our Legacy Leaders!



Come early and stay late at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt!
Kimpton is offering gala attendees a discounted room rate the night of the gala.
Book before March 30, 2020

25th Anniversary Gala

Each year, hundreds of Austin’s industry leaders and key influencers come together at this annual fundraiser with the shared goal to make a positive impact for the Texas Colorado River and its Highland Lakes. This truly memorable event features exquisite food & drink, luxury silent auction, thrilling live auction, and other fun surprises. All funds raised will go to support water education for youth & the community which build awareness to protect the Texas Colorado River and keep it healthy for future generations.

At the Colorado River Alliance, we believe that a healthy, flowing river is imperative to the well-being of our communities and our state. Our mission is to champion the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement. We dedicate resources, time, and energy to educating Texans about how the Texas Colorado River supports us and how, in turn, we can ensure the longevity of its health. Since 1994, the Alliance has been connecting kids to the river, teaching them about natural resources, and helping to nurture a generation of water stewards and ambassadors.

Because of its importance to our state’s economy, our environment, our industry, our agriculture, and especially our lives as Texans, the Texas Colorado River is truly the lifeblood of our state. It is also the lifeblood of Austin’s $150B economy, which provides recreational and social environment envied throughout the nation. In order to maintain this precious resource for future generations to use and enjoy, we must educate today’s youth on its importance and take action by keeping it clean and flowing.

Susan Turrieta, Committee Chair
Sally Lay Allen | Amy Ashbaugh | Kelly Belt | Debbie Collins | Cindy DeCosmo | Lauren Crosby | Laura Villagran Johnson | Melissa Miller | Keri Kelley Pearson | Sarah Webster | Wade Webster | Amanda Wilson